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Intracranial Pressure Monitoring—Review and Avenues for Development

Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Sensors 2018, 18(2), 465;
Received: 2 January 2018 / Revised: 25 January 2018 / Accepted: 1 February 2018 / Published: 5 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Force and Pressure Based Sensing Medical Application)
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Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is a staple of neurocritical care. The most commonly used current methods of monitoring in the acute setting include fluid-based systems, implantable transducers and Doppler ultrasonography. It is well established that management of elevated ICP is critical for clinical outcomes. However, numerous studies show that current methods of ICP monitoring cannot reliably define the limit of the brain’s intrinsic compensatory capacity to manage increases in pressure, which would allow for proactive ICP management. Current work in the field hopes to address this gap by harnessing live-streaming ICP pressure-wave data and a multimodal integration with other physiologic measures. Additionally, there is continued development of non-invasive ICP monitoring methods for use in specific clinical scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: intracranial pressure monitoring; neurocritical care; cerebral compliance intracranial pressure monitoring; neurocritical care; cerebral compliance

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